Above and Beyond

Creative learning thrives when it flourishes beyond the classroom. Our co-curricular programme is extensive and evolves to inspire and support all types of creative need and focus.

Throughout the academic year we typically host in excess of eight exhibitions in spaces across the College campus. A combination of exhibitions by visiting artists and creative charities punctuates dedicated student-centred exhibitions and end of year celebrations. In June 2018 ‘Duets’ was curated within the refined interior spaces of Bell House, previously a College boarding house where the assembled sculptures of Dulwich art teacher, Bruce Ingram. were subsequently deconstructed and reconfigured though workshops with Year 12 artists from Dulwich and seven other local schools as part of our partnership with Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership (SSLP).

Our Art symposiums are a regular feature in the academic calendar and explore all aspects of the creative industries beyond Dulwich. Each year we host an event for a Lower School Year group exploring creative matters, this includes the ‘Big Draw’, this year the ‘Big Make’ and in 2018 the ‘Bigger Picture’. Engaging our students in Art and Design through cross-curricular projects, working directly with artists, architects and designers to enable thinking ‘outside the box’ is what these free learning days are all about. We are partnered with the charity MyStart, a creative arts projects working in Kakuma refugee camp and Kibera slums Nairobi. Sign up to receive news and updates from MyStart Project's field staff.

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Mrs Mary-Jo Doherty MA(RCA)

Head of Art
dohertymj@dulwich.org.uk